Centuries of historic empires have left their mark on Europe and created a continent which is greatly varied and diverse. The Romans, Greeks and Ottomans are just some of the people whose influences are clear to see when you consider architecture, food, language and day to day cultures. Bygone styles such as Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance give us a window into the past and the buildings that display them remain huge draws for people all over the world.
Much of Europe is focussed around the Mediterranean; a region which is characterised by fantastic beaches, high temperatures and a cuisine that makes use of locally sourced ingredients to create simple and healthy meals.
Away from here, there is also the vastly different Baltic region. This area includes the Scandinavian nations that are famous for their peaceful and relaxed approach to life. Countries such as Norway, Sweden and Finland feature stunning natural beauty in the form of fjords, lakes and cities spread across multiple islands, as well as a climate conflicting to that in the Mediterranean.
At the heart of Europe, though, is a range of cities that demonstrate the local culture with pride. Through mediums such as art, music, dance, food and religion; you can really get ‘under the skin’ of your chosen destination and see things through the perspective of the locals. Take a look at our wide selection of European tours and let your imagination wander.